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Millions of Shi’a Muslims observe Ashura worldwide

Millions of Shi’a Muslims observe Ashura worldwide

Press Shia – Millions of Shi’a Muslims in Iran and other parts of the world are commemorating Ashura, which marks the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Husayn, the third Shi’a Imam.Press Shia – The faithful have converged on the streets and in mosques with heavy hearts to honor Ashura, the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar Muharram, which is the climax of the...

Nigerian troops surround Shia Muslims observing Tasu'a mourning ceremony

Nigerian troops surround Shia Muslims observing Tasu'a mourning ceremony

Press Shia - Nigerian government troops have surrounded a group of Shia Muslims gathered in a mosque to observe the mourning ceremonies for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him). Press Shia Agency - The worshipers had gathered in the mosque on Tuesday to commemorate the ninth day of the lunar month of Muharram, Tasu'a, the eve of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam...

New York City Council Approves Resolution Condemning Islamophobia

New York City Council Approves Resolution Condemning Islamophobia

Press Shia Agency - New York City Council members approved a resolution Tuesday condemning Islamophobia.Press Shia - The resolution, put forth by Daneek Miller (D-27th), comes in response to an increase in violence against the Muslim community, includingmosques being vandalized, Muslim women assaulted and religious leaders killed, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported. ...

Eight ways that Islamophobia operates in everyday life

Eight ways that Islamophobia operates in everyday life

Press Shia - Immigration and national identity currently are at the forefront of the public conscience. In France, the burkini ban and in the U.K. proposals for migration controls following the Brexit vote are dividing communities. The growing tensions mean that many ethnic and religious minority communities are increasingly experiencing racism in their everyday lives. Press Shia Agency - In...

Muslim law professor reacts to latest presidential debate

Muslim law professor reacts to latest presidential debate

Press Shia - With part of Sunday night’s debate focusing on Islamophobia and the United States' approach to fighting homegrown terrorism, one local expert watched the debate closely to see how they handle the issue. Press Shia Agency - With part of Sunday night’s debate focusing on Islamophobia and the United States' approach to fighting homegrown terrorism, one local expert...

Calgary Islamic centre vandalized

Calgary Islamic centre vandalized

Press Shia Agency - A southeast Calgary Islamic centre was vandalized late Friday evening, and a community leader is hoping the person responsible comes forward, because he wants to start a conversation. Press Shia Agency - A southeast Calgary Islamic centre was vandalized late Friday evening, and a community leader is hoping the person responsible comes forward, because he wants to start a...

Wake County schools look into report of attack on 7-year-old Muslim boy

Wake County schools look into report of attack on 7-year-old Muslim boy

Press Shia - The Wake County school system is looking into a report that a 7-year-old boy was assaulted on a school bus Friday and that his attackers made references to Islam, Muslims and Pakistan.Press Shia - The Wake County school system is looking into a report that a 7-year-old boy was assaulted on a school bus Friday and that his attackers made references to Islam, Muslims and Pakistan....

'Anti-Muslim' writing found in Lehigh University, report says

'Anti-Muslim' writing found in Lehigh University, report says

Press Shia - Lehigh University police are investigating a case of vandalism in which someonewrote an "anti-Muslim" message on a wall in a university dormitory, according to a report from Lehigh's student newspaper. Press Shia - Lehigh University police are investigating a case of vandalism in which someonewrote an "anti-Muslim" message on a wall in a university dormitory,...

Muslim forum scheduled for Tuesday in Oklahoma City

Muslim forum scheduled for Tuesday in Oklahoma City

Press Shia Agency -A public forum featuring young adults sharing their perspectives and experiences growing up adhering to their Islamic faith tradition in the U.S. will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave.Press Shia Agency - A public forum featuring young adults sharing their perspectives and experiences growing up adhering to their Islamic faith...

Millions of Shi’a Muslims commemorate Tasu’a across world

Millions of Shi’a Muslims commemorate Tasu’a across world

Press Shia Agency – Millions of Shi’a Muslims are holding mourning ceremonies worldwide to venerate Tasu’a, the eve of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Husayn, the third Shi’a Imam.Press Shia – Black-clad mourners have taken to the streets across Iran to take part in the ceremonies of Tasu’a, the ninth day of the lunar month of Muharram.   During the ceremonies,...